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Mon Jul 26 10:41:05 CDT 2004
>And how some people think citing a personal story falsifies a fact.
This is actually an accepted practice of invalidating a deductive argument.
If you make a statement that such and such is always true, then you've
stating a premise that leads to your conclusion. One example of a case
where it's not true invalidates your argument.
Inductive reasoning is better for discussions like this, where you can cite
cases that lead you to make your conclusion and folks can give their
opinions and cite more cases and etc. Then we're more likely to end up with
a result we can agree on.
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